Opinion / From Overseas Press

A world of three reserve currencies

[2011-07-13 15:41]

As some developing countries become the major drivers of global economic growth, the US dollar will become merely one of the three reserve currencies, along with the euro and the renminbi, said Paul Kennedy in an op-ed piece on the website of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine on July 6, 2011.

Yao's departure and NBA's future in China

[2011-07-12 15:10]

As China's basketball icon Yao Ming is set to announce his retirement from the NBA on July 20, a once burgeoning Chinese basketball market seems to be at risk. "Will Yao Ming's departure endanger the NBA in China?" asks an article in CNN.com.

Is China the developing country?

[2011-07-11 14:35]

Given China's modern infrastructure, wise leadership, sound financial position and compelling five-year plans, it is time for the US to wake up and make big changes to put the US back on track, said Robert J. Herbold in an article on the website of The Wall Street Journal on July 9, 2011.

Why China should slow down

[2011-07-08 16:09]

Slower economic growth will provide rare opportunities for the Chinese government to tackle many of the structural and policy impediments to sustainable growth, said Pei Minxin in an op-ed piece on the website of Singapore's The Straits Times on July 7.

US should avoid war with China

[2011-07-07 11:19]

The United States should prevent war with a rising China, for any military conflicts would be catastrophic for both sides and the entire world economy, said US Navy Lieutenant Commander Matthew Harper in the latest Proceedings magazine of the US Navy Institute.

China's women buy Maseratis and Ferraris like Italian pastries

[2011-07-06 15:33]

Chinese women buy three times more Maseratis and twice as many Ferraris than Western women, according to a blog article published on Forbes.com on July 4.

Americans sense a decline and look inward

[2011-07-05 13:53]

More Americans see the US as less powerful and more vulnerable and want their leaders to focus more on challenges at home and less on the world's affairs, according to a poll on the eve of Independence Day, said an article in The Christian Science Monitor on July 3, 2011.

Cameron should not lecture China on human rights

[2011-06-30 17:14]

British Prime Minister David Cameron should not lecture China on human rights as he attempts to win over the emerging power in a bid to get Britain's economy back on track, says Hamish McRae in an op-ed piece in The Independent on June 29, 2011.

Google+ challenges Facebook in new battle

[2011-06-30 13:51]

Online search giant Google has launched a new social networking website in a bid to take on Facebook, which now has more than 500m users, says a report by the BBC.

China getting tougher on foreign policy

[2011-06-29 17:28]

With its rising influence on the world stage, scholars believe that China is likely to adopt a more hard-line foreign policy direction, says an op-ed piece published by The Boston Globe on June 26, 2011.

'Lean gene' ups risk of heart disease

[2011-06-28 14:53]

Being slim may not always mean a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, scientists said after they identified a gene linked both to having a lean body and to a higher risk of metabolic diseases, according to an article published by Reuters.com on June 26.

China is still a man's world

[2011-06-27 13:58]

China is still a man's world where few women rise to the top echelons of its government and biggest sate-owned companies, according to Bloomberg News on June 23, 2011.

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